Now three cases of COVID-19 in Oneida County
A second and third case of COVID-19 in Oneida County has public health officials warning of what is called community spread of the disease.
The people recently diagnosed are in their 60s and 70s and are unrelated to each other or to the first case of COVID-19 diagnosed Friday, March 27.
The term “community spread” means there is no known source of the disease, such as a recent contact with an infected person or travel from an area with a high number of cases.
In a press release Sunday, Oneida County Public Health Director Linda Conlon asked community members to follow Gov. Evers’ Safer At Home order and stay at home as much as possible.
“Because COVID-19 transmission is now widespread throughout Wisconsin, even people who have not traveled outside of their community should minimize their contact with others by staying home when possible, practicing social distancing, and being alert for symptoms of COVID-19,” Conlon said.
She added that there is an urgent need to restrict movement and stay home as much as possible. In addition, people should continue to:
• Frequently and thoroughly wash hands with soap and water
• Cover coughs and sneezes
• Avoid touching your face
• Stay home when sick
• Practice social and physical distancing
• Avoid large gatherings and crowds
Symptoms of COVID‐19 include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. If you think you may have COVID‐19, you shouldcall the clinic or hospital before going. Please do not call 9‐1‐1; this should be reserved for those needing critical emergency attention.